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What a year 2015 was! From the launch of the exhilarating Aston Martin Vulcan and the new Ferrari 488 GTB; to another thrilling season at Shelsley Walsh and a string of successful Stratstone Club events - 2015 was a year to remember.

We look back at the most-read articles on Stratstone.com:

Top Blogs of 2015:

Top News of 2015:

5. The 24 Cars of James Bond

Ever popular in the public eye, James Bond is always a hot topic. This year, especially with the launch of new Bond flick SPECTRE in September, people were clamouring to explore Bond's iconic garage. From the Sunbeam Alpine in Dr No. to the Aston Martin Vanquish in Die Another Day, they're all here.

24 Cars of James Bond

5. Coming soon: Authorised Aston Martin Wilmslow Service Centre

Our state-of-the-art Aston Martin Service Centre launched in June of this year. You can see the full launch event here, but it was the launch announcement which got people really excited!

Aston Martin Wilmslow announcement

4. The Best Cars for Towing

First released in 2014, this topic remains a popular one as people continue to search for Crossovers and SUVs - cars which can do it all. We've picked out five cars which have high braked towing weights, but don't sacrifice on style or substance.

Cars for Towing

4. Car Café 2015

One of our most popular news items this year was the launch announcement for Car Café 2015! Last year was the biggest ever for Car Café, with over 200 cars regularly in attendance and an eclectic mix of cars old and new.

Car Cafe 2015

3. The Best Compact Cars for Golfers

This blog set out to prove that you don't need the biggest car to carry your equipment around.  In fact, most of these hatchbacks have room for two or more sets of golf clubs, and plenty of interior space too.

Compact Cars for Golfers

3. Epic Supercar Handover: Porsche 918 Spyder at Porsche Bolton

What's not to love about this story? Two epic Supercars in one showroom. We were handing over the keys of a Porsche 918 to their new owner - who happened to bring along his other car too. Guess what car that was…

Supercar Handover

2. The Best Cars for the Countryside

4x4 vehicles will always be popular for their unmatched ability, both on and off-road. This selection of cars always remains a popular subject.

Cars for the Countryside

2.  The MINI John Cooper Works

The new MINI John Cooper Works was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated car launches in 2015. We looked at the launch events for the new high-performance MINI with the most.

MINI JCW Launch

1. Used Jaguar XF: Specifications and Equipment

Still our most-read blog, the demand for used Jaguar XF models seems to be growing all the time! It's not hard to see why either. Effortless luxury and refinement are just one component of the Jaguar XF - it also carries an understated elegance which makes it one of the best-looking saloon cars to date. We go in to detail on the best engines and specification.

Used Jaguar XF Specification

1. Jaguar XE Retailer Tour at Stratstone Dealerships

The Jaguar XE, with its refined character and muscular design, caused a stir when it was launched early last year. Our most popular news item of 2015 tracks the XE as it visited exclusive launch events across the country.

Jaguar XE Launch